Faber acquires second walking title from Armitage

Faber acquires second walking title from Armitage

Faber has secured the rights to a second book from poet Simon Armitage after the success of his travelogue, Walking Home.

Walking Away will chart the writer’s trek along the Greater Ridgeway from the south coast to the Wash, and is set to be published in spring 2015. Publishing director Lee Brackstone acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to the book from David Godwin at DGA.

Walking Home, which chronicles Armitage’s journey along the Pennine Way, entered the UK hardback non-fiction charts last week.

Brackstone said: “Walking Home has been an exceptional publication from start to finish and its present position in the charts suggests there may still be some way to go before that particular journey is completed.

“Recent publications have shown there is considerable appetite for books with an intense British flavour written within and about the environment.

Walking Away should be the perfect follow-up to a book that has already found readers and real critical success.”

The Greater Ridgeway is known as Britain’s oldest road and stretches from Lyme Regis, through Wiltshire, and into Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.